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Sidewalk Symposium: Updated ProtecTU protocols

Sidewalk Symposium: Updated ProtecTU protocols

Students weigh in on optional indoor face coverings
Cheyanne McDaniel, Pulse Reporter March 24, 2022

New ProtecTU protocols went into effect on Monday, March 7, no longer requiring students to wear masks in indoor campus spaces. An email sent by Tess-Coody Anders, former Vice President of Strategic Communications...

Students studying in the Coates Library.

Mask no more: Professors weigh in on ProtecTU Protocols

New campus policies place masking decisions in hands of staff and faculty members
Abby Power, News Reporter March 24, 2022

On March 7, after over a year and a half of mandatory masking, the ProtecTU mask policy officially changed to optional masking in most indoor spaces. Additionally, as a March 3 Trinitonian news brief outlines,...

A lighthouse flickers out: Tess Coody-Anders leaves Trinity

A lighthouse flickers out: Tess Coody-Anders leaves Trinity

Emma Utzinger, News Reporter February 24, 2022

Tess Coody-Anders, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing and leader of the Nerve Center, will be leaving Trinity University at the end of February. Coody-Anders, a Trinity alum, has...

Coping through creativity

Coping through creativity

The use of creative outlets to help cope with the new normal
Ashley Allen, Arts Columnist December 2, 2021

As we near the end of our first full official semester back in person on-campus after the COVID-19 evacuation in March 2020, returning to “normal” has been different than envisioned. For some, returning...

Trinity has betrayed students’ trust

Trinity has betrayed students’ trust

Nathan Darsch, Opinion Columnist November 11, 2021

Now that the semester is drawing to a close, Trinity students and administration have the opportunity to look back at the COVID regulations of the past few months and see how they fared. On one hand,...

COVID-19 booster vaccines offered on campus

COVID-19 booster vaccines offered on campus

A vaccine drive for those eligible yields great turnout of students and staff
Caitlin Huisman, News Reporter October 28, 2021

After the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced their plans to begin administering COVID-19 booster shots, Trinity sought to provide the booster shots to their community in order to...

Sports are almost back to normal

Sports are almost back to normal

A look back at the effects of COVID-19 on Trinity athletes over the past 19 months
Luke Terry, Sports Reporter September 30, 2021

It’s been 569 days since March 11, 2020, the day Trinity announced it would cancel classes and close residence halls. All varsity athletic activities were also cancelled for the remainder of the semester....

Baseline and surveillance testing conducted on arrival to campus returned eight positive cases. Over 1,000 tests have been administered in the weeks since classes started, according to an email from Tess Coody-Anders, Vice President of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

In-person classes resume amid Delta variant surge

Students readjust to campus life as ProtecTU guidelines continue
Gloria Farris, News Reporter September 9, 2021

Despite students’ growing anticipation of a “normal” fall semester, the new COVID-19 Delta variant and its transmission among the Bexar County population prompted a change of Trinity University’s...

University likely to encourage, not require vaccinations in the fall

University likely to ‘encourage,’ not require vaccinations in the fall

Vaccination threshold of 80%, incentives to be employed
Kayla Padilla, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2021

The presidents of Georgetown University and American University, in individual letters to their communities, announced last Wednesday that they would require on-campus students to be vaccinated against...

Mirage yearbook sent to presses

Mirage yearbook sent to presses

Editors, staff overcome challenges while documenting school year
Mikayla Mullin, Pulse Reporter March 28, 2021

It’s been a historic year under COVID-19, which means that the Mirage, Trinity’s yearbook, had the opportunity to make a historic yearbook. Now that the 2020-2021 Mirage has gone to the presses, how...

The stands at Paul McGinlay Field will remain empty throughout the spring. Trinity announced on Wednesday that no fans will be allowed on campus at any athletic events despite the SCAC providing the greenlight to welcome fans. Photo by Claire Sammons.

Trinity sticks to no-fan policy despite SCAC’s greenlight

University cites ongoing COVID-19 concerns as reason for decision
Paige Wallace, Sports Reporter March 28, 2021

On Friday, March 19, the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced they would allow member institutions to create their own policies regarding spectators attending any non-tournament outdoor...

Students reflect on study abroad in China one year later

Students reflect on study abroad in China one year later

Seniors Anna Lund and Tryne Vander Straten recall being optimistic about returning to normalcy in early 2020
Kayla Padilla, Editor-in-Chief March 22, 2021

By late January of 2020, six Trinity students were abroad in China, with one other awaiting a late start to their semester. Around this time, the COVID-19 outbreak began to spread quicker, and almost immediately,...

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